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19 Parents Share The Funniest "Dead Wrong" Thing Child-Free People Have Said About Parenting

"Once, my friend asked me if my 18-month-old would sleep in the next morning because it was a Saturday."

Recently, Reddit user Dosed123 asked parents to share the funniest things child-free people have told them about their idea of parenting (and some of the funny things they thought before they had kids), and it's so hilarious and relatable:

1. "Once, my child-free friend asked me if my 18-month-old would sleep in the next morning because it was Saturday. I laughed so hard!"

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"Poor woman had the shock of her life when she had her little one."

β€”bakocon

2. "We took our baby to a wedding when she was 2 months old, and they had a place setting at the table for her β€” complete with a full set of metal cutlery and a highchair!"

β€”whoevenc4res

3. "When I was pregnant, I couldn't sleep well because every position was uncomfortable. Well, my friend said, 'You probably can't wait to give birth so you can catch up on some sleep!'"

β€”Poekienijn

4. "I foolishly thought I'd have all this free time during maternity leave, and I actually suggested to my husband that it would be the perfect time for us to get a puppy because I'd have time to train it!"

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β€”Chapnau

5. "Recently, we were visiting our friends β€” who are child-free by choice β€” and they really love my kid. When they heard my kid was into puzzles, they brought her a 1,000-piece one! She's 3 years old."

β€”Dosed123

6. "When we were working on our baby registry, my husband couldn't understand the need for a stroller, saying, 'I'll just carry the babies.' What makes it even funnier is that we were having twins!"

β€”Bobafettwheremc

7. "When I went on maternity leave with my third kid, my boss said, 'Enjoy your vacation.'"

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β€”creaturecoat

8. "I was working from home with a 6-month-old, and it was hard trying to have conference calls and entertain her at the same time. Well, my husband said, 'Don't worry β€” it'll get easier when she's around 12 months old, when you can just sit her down for an hour or two with a coloring book.'"

"She's 3 years old now, and I remind him of that comment every now and then."

β€”ada_grace_1010

9. "My favorite is always, 'Just sleep when the baby sleeps.'"

"Sure thing."

β€”katykat97

10. "When I was pregnant, one day I realized my baby hadn't moved as much as usual, so I told my friend I might need to go get checked. She replied, 'Can't you just tell the baby to move with your mind?'"

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"I couldn't help but burst into laughter, and then my baby started kicking away again. He must have found it funny, too!"

β€”Minxmallow

11. "My friends used to hit me up at like 7:00 at night, asking me to come out that night β€” and then they'd be shocked that I couldn't just 'get someone to watch the baby!'"

β€”kay37892

12. "My favorite is always when people say, 'When we have kids, it won’t change our lifestyle at all. We will just bring the kids wherever we go!'"

β€”Daddywags42

13. "I’ve had waiters offer to get my infant a kid’s meal. That was pretty funny."

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14. "When I was pregnant and picking out a bouncer, my husband said, 'Is this really necessary? Why can't we just put the baby in a chair?'"

β€”Trepidatious681

15. "I could never understand why parents had to plan around their baby's nap. Well, fast-forward five years and two children later, and I now know that if you don't, all hell will break loose halfway through your 'fun' outing!"

β€”mmathis00

16. "I was getting a passport for my 3-week-old daughter, and the worker said I needed to sit her up on her own, then when I told him she couldn't, he stormed off to get a manager."

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17. "My husband thought kids start talking at around 3 months, and he joyfully asked our friend whether her 4-month-old was already saying something funny!"

β€”Dosed123

18. "My sister visited once and scolded me for letting my children take our couch cushions off the couch to make a fort. That's the last thing I was worried about with three kids under 7 years old!"

β€”momhh434444

19. "Before I had kids, I told my boss β€” who was a mother of two β€” 'I feel like parenting is easier than most people make it out to be.'"

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"She laughed so hard she almost peed herself, and then she put that quote on her bulletin board to remind me of when I had my own kids."

β€”Scotchula

What about you? What's the funniest dead-wrong thing you or someone you know thought about parenting before you became a parent? Tell us in the comments section, and you could be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!

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